Saturday, 7 November 2015: 3:15 PM-4:30 PM
Description/Overview: Experienced American nurse educators volunteer to work under the auspices of an international health care and education organization in a Chinese nursing program at Wuhan HOPE School of Nursing, in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Teaching in both graduate and undergraduate programs, the American nurse educators fulfill the objectives of their volunteer teaching experience: to strengthen the Chinese nursing curriculum, to improve teaching methods and to enhance clinical practice. A collaborative project between an American nurse educator in China and a Midwest American nurse educator at a private women’s college in the United States is presented. The focus is on assisting American MSN students who are prospective nurse educators to become adept in operationalizing pedagogies in diverse cultural settings. The project includes developing teaching materials in video and written format, having these materials implemented in a Chinese nursing program classroom, sharing the experiences via video conferencing and evaluating the outcomes. American nurse educators who volunteer for an experience in a foreign classroom reap many benefits. Comparing and contrasting health care systems, medical practices, and nursing roles are some examples of learning that is gained. The American nurse educators visit hospitals, clinics and health care facilities and network with health professionals in these settings while exchanging perspectives on trends in health care, nursing practice and nursing education. Living and working in a densely populated city in central China broadens the American nurse educators’ perspectives and offers a unique cultural learning experience.
Moderators: Constance Sobon Sensor, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN, CTN-A, Township of Union Board of Education, Union, NJ
Symposium Organizers: Sharon R. Redding, EdD, MN, BSN, RN, CNE, none, Omaha, NE, USA
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